Found April 05, 2012 on
San Antonio Spurs
After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.
Rajon Rondo: 17 points, 11 assists and 4 steals. No one else in this game got more than 5 assists. My knock on Rondo last night, though, was the jumper he took with the Spurs up 1 with 5:09 left. He seemed to get too caught up in the moment. I know this might be a bit of over-analysis, but in a 1 point loss, those things matter.
Paul Pierce: I don't think last shot was bad. Paul Pierce makes step-back jumpers in his sleep. The fouls though, especially his fourth, were a problem. Maybe I'm being too hard on him, but that fourth foul was just stupid.
Kevin Garnett: 16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists is a decent night out of KG... but his jumper was off (7-19 fg) and Duncan grabbed 16 rebounds. I know KG can't do everything out there, but a little more boxing out would have been nice.
Ray Allen: It's not shocking that he s...
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I believe this is the first time this season that Rondo has been listed among the top 10 MVP candidates by NBA.com. Today he got recognized by NBA.com's Sekou Smith as "the best player on the hottest team in the league since the All-Star break."
Although he is only ranked #9 on the list, it's nice to see Rondo finally getting some credit for his efforts...
So much Rondo hate from the Bulls. But they sure love Ray Allen. I want him back in Boston even if it's so he doesn't go to the Bulls. What a snarky bunch of fans. And Joakim Noah is one of my least favorite players. He tries against the Celtics because he hates KG and then gives half effort other times? They can keep him. Oh, he's ugly to boot. The Celtics...
Paul Pierce has won many game for the Boston Celtics in a situation similar to last night’s, isolated against single coverage at the top of the key with the clock winding down. Against the Spurs last night, he even had an extra advantage: Tim Duncan, San Antonio’s 35-year old center, had switched onto Pierce and the mismatch should have made Pierce’s challenge simpler. Many...
BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett must be starting to feel like someone is playing a joke on him this season. First, he was relegated to playing center despite his disdain for the position. Then, he was sent out on the court with a bunch of Munchkins. OK, so Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Avery Bradley do not quite qualify as Munchkins. Each of them is more than six feet tall and their games exceed...
Rajon Rondo's amazing streak of having at least 10 assists in a game is the longest in the NBA in 17 years. He could have trouble extending it, however, against the Indiana Pacers.
Rondo hasn't been very productive in two losses to the Pacers this season for the Boston Celtics entering Saturday night's matchup at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Celtics point guard has...
BOSTON -- Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers could not say it without sounding a little ridiculous, so we'll say it for them. (After all, ridiculous is one of the specialties around here.) Pierce got a perfect shot on the final play against the Spurs. In the wake of the Celtics' 87-86 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday, after Pierce's final shot rimmed out and ended Boston's...
In the video above, Paul Pierce sat down with Ahmad Rashad and reflected on his career, his nickname, getting drafted by the Celtics as a Lakers fan, passing Larry Bird on the Celtics' all-time scoring list, the pressure to win another title, and more.
Last night's San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics game gave us yet another close game with some possible theatrics in TD Garden.After Danny Green forced up a three-pointer that didn't go, the Celtics, who were behind just one point after overcoming a huge deficit in the first half, had a chance to win it all.With just over several seconds left, the ball was passed to Celtics...
One of the most common scenes during Celtics games this season, as common as a top-spin bounce pass by Rajon Rondo or a crunchtime jump shot by Kevin Garnett, has been Brandon Bass getting a little lesson in the ways of being a Celtic. Many times, Rondo, Garnett or Paul Pierce have pulled Bass aside to explain where he should have been or when he should have rotated on the previous...
Whether Paul Pierce will turn out to be the hero of the game, this satiric profile will show.
Paul Pierce admits the game is not scripted.
After throwing up a clanker with seconds left in a chance to beat the San Antonio Spurs, Celtic Paul Pierce revealed during a post-game interview that Hollywood scripts and storybook endings to the Celtics home game never made...
Avery Bradley spoke to CLNS Locker Room Reporter Jared Weiss about shutting down Dwyane Wade and Manu Ginobili in consecutive games. Paul Pierce remained confident after missing the game-winner Wednesday night. Despite another strong performance continuing his double-digit assist streak, Rondo was cryptic as usual. Kevin Garnett matched up against the other old great big [...]
Forget for a second the loss, which could have been a win if Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater had been just a few inches different.Tonight’s Celtics performance demonstrated everything that makes the Celtics tough to beat and everything that will hold them back. They had offensive droughts. Occasionally made turnovers that left me shaking my head. Couldn’t rebound for ****, including...
Tristan Thompson chatted with me about how he feels he has grown as a player this season, why Tim Duncan and Paul Pierce have been so effective during the twilight of their careers and what area of his game he is currently working on improving.
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San Antonio Spurs (37-14) at Boston Celtics (30-22)
Wednesday, April 4
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #53, Home Game #28
TV: CSN-NE, FSSW-SA, NBA-LP 754/755
Radio: WOAI, WEEI
Referees: Bill Spooner, Eli Roe, Leon Wood
As with several of the Western conference teams, the Celtics will only face the Spurs this one time. Both teams are on win...
According to Bill Simmons, the Boston Celtics nearly traded Paul Pierce to the New Jersey Nets at the trade deadline for a package similar to the one the Nets ultimately shipped to the Portland Trail Blazers for Gerald Wallace. Clearly, whatever trades did not happen at the trade deadline don’t matter much in reality. But in an alternate universe somewhere, the Celtics have Mehmet...